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Photo Contest Winners, 2021


February 24, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

There were so many great entries for our annual Montana Council Photo Contest! A huge thank you to everyone who entered their favorites. Your talents and participation in Scouting are more >

Passion, Persistence & Grit


February 22, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Monday, February 8, was Scouting’s 111th birthday. Clearly, our organization has stood the test of time. I believe that despite the one-two punch of no less than a worldwide pandemic more >

Presentation: Eagle Scout Project Coach Training


February 22, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

If you missed the recent Eagle Scout Project Coach Training with Tony Higura, there’s still the opportunity to view the presentation and have access to the PowerPoint presentation Tony created. more >

SE Corner: Happy Anniversary & Happy Valentine’s Day


February 8, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

I want to take the opportunity this February to thank our staff, our board members and all the volunteers for all that you do for Scouting in our great state. more >

Be A Last-Two-Miles Coach


February 8, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Likely you have met a Scouter who laments or often regrets they didn’t achieve Eagle Scout. Sometimes the cause is bad luck, like moving and being unable to connect with more >

Feb. 20, 2021 Auction Supports Montana Scouts


February 5, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The catalog for the February 20, 2021, North American Auction Co. auction is live on the auction house website: Early Western & American Indian Auction w/ Luxury Jewelry As you more >

Scout Sunday, Sabbath & Jumuah, 2021


February 1, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Scout Sunday 2021 is Feb. 7, 2021, according to the BSA’s Calendar of Religious Observances. Units and chartered organizations, however, are free to schedule Scout Sunday on any Sunday in more >

DSE Corner: Introducing The Montana Council Program Guide App


January 25, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Well, the first month of the year is nearly in the books. It sure does seem like our days keep getting faster! When I was first hired back in 2011, more >

Silver Beaver Nominations 2021


January 25, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS: 2021 SILVER BEAVER AWARD The Silver Beaver Award is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters more >

Wilderness First Aid Instructor Development Course In Montana Council


January 25, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Are you ever out with your Scout unit and find yourself more than one hour from medical treatment? Since you are Scouting in Montana, the answer to this is probably more >

Council Response to COVID-19


January 20, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Updated January 21, 2021 – Montana council is doing what it can to keep up to date with the rapidly changing information and safety recommendations concerning COVID-19. In an effort more >

Jan. 23, 2021 Auction Supports Montana Scouts


January 14, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The catalog for the January 23, 2021, North American Auction Co. auction is live on the auction house website: New Year January Western Collector Auction As you know, restrictions due more >

SE Corner: Welcome To 2021


January 11, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Happy New Year! Thank you, everyone, for all you did for Scouting in 2020. Even with the challenges we faced this past year, we brought our exceptional program to 3,521 more >

2021 K-M Early Bird Price Extended


January 11, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Early Bird Registration Pricing for Scouts BSA Camp at K-M Scout Ranch has been extended through March 1st, 2021. 2021 Dates Week 1 – July 18 – 24 Week 2 more >

K-M Scout Ranch Staff Opportunities


January 11, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

We’re hiring summer camp staff for one of the premier BSA camps in the country! “We are hard at work preparing for camp this summer at K-M Scout Ranch. I more >

2021 Anniversary Month Contest


January 11, 2021  |  by Lido Vizzutti

You are invited to celebrate the BSA’s 111th Anniversary in February 2021! The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910. To celebrate, Montana Council offers an Anniversary more >

Scouts & Scouters Inspire In 2020


December 28, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As we look back on this year, it is easy to see the challenges that have become synonymous with 2020. While these challenges are significant, they are merely speed bumps more >

Virtual Merit Badge Classes Create Opportunities


December 28, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, over 50 Scouts BSA members, scatted across 12 Montana cities, discussed topics from Covid-19 relief to farming with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. Tester, joining from more >

SE Corner: Montana Council’s 2020 Successes


December 14, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

Although 2020 was a difficult and challenging year, the Montana Council had numerous successes. Thanks to our outstanding staff and volunteers, the council achieved its Investment in Character and Leadership more >

Camp Melita Island Opening Postponed To 2022


December 14, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

After careful consideration at the board and operating committee level, we have made the decision to “rest” Melita Island one more year.  We are energized and proud of the direction more >

At The Heart Of An Eagle Scout & Marine


December 11, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

What is an Eagle Scout? What are the qualities that Eagle Scouts seem to possess beyond other youth that come before a board of review? I have asked that question more >

Give To Scouting At No Cost To You, AmazonSmile


December 2, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

As we all practice social distancing and do our best to protect the health of others and ourselves, we may be spending more time than usual ordering necessities online. We more >

My Pledge, To Youth Who Need Boy Scouts


November 30, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

My fellow Scouters and Scouting Supporters, As I enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with two children, I found myself reflecting on the unprecedented events that have transpired since early March. Suffice to more >

Billings Scout Store Hours Change


November 30, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

New Hours for the Billings Scout Store as of Nov. 30, 2020 Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Due to the economic impact and public health challenges caused more >

UPDATE: Auction Moved To Dec. 5, Supports Montana Scouts


November 19, 2020  |  by Lido Vizzutti

The auction originally scheduled for Nov. 14, 2020, has been rescheduled for Dec. 5. You can see the lots that directly support Montana Council and Scouting across Montana at the more >

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